With all that has happened since the start of 2020, topics that would usually be pressing have had to take a backseat. The upcoming general elections is one such topic. While the country continues to battle covid-19, it must also prepare to take to the polls once again. No definite date has been set as yet, but today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow stated that he does not expect it to happen before November.
Rt.Hon Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize: “The normal requirement is that we go not more than five years from the date of the last general elections. I don’t remember the exact date of the last general election it was November third or fourth or something like that in 2015 so as things now stand the elections will be by the end of the first week in November of this year. That cannot be a secret you’re asking whether they would actually be before end of the first week of November possibly but I don’t think so. I’m trying to be completely honest with you I don’t think so. I see us because of the various things that we’re doing.”
PM Barrow has not indicated when he will be leaving office, but has alluding to staying onboard until the country can get a handle on the covid-19 endemic.